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Tamiya IJN Shimikaze
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 11:43 AM GMT+7
A preview of the new tool IJN Shimakaze kit from Tamiya in their Water Line Series.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:40 AM GMT+7
Judging from the close-ups, it looks generally very good - at least for the hull and superstructures. Could use a lot of improvement with Pit Road Neo gun turrets, torpedoes/housings, and 25mm AA. Could also use a PE set for better W/T doors and hatches, and replace those ugly hose/cable reels.
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 02:09 PM GMT+7
I WISH they;d STOP tying to make the diamond plate effect on the deck. At scale, those raised diamond parts would be over a foot tall.
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 02:18 AM GMT+7
Yeah, it is kind of over-done, but if they leave the deck smooth they would be criticized for that, too. I have some Pit Road models with much finer tread-plate pattern. Maybe carefully sand it down a bit?